Thursday, 20 January 2011

Adorned Nails: KOH Black Matt



I actually bought this a year ago and I'm only doing a post on it now. Yikes!

Well, this is what I've been wearing this week and as the name suggests, it's black and it's matte. Actually, it's not that super matte. Like the one other matte polish from KOH, Flamingo, the finish looks like a rubbery surface.



The formula was thick but it applied nicely. It does need a minimum of two coats though to achieve evenness. With mattes, any unevenness in coating would show through when they dry. I have two coats on here.

I suppose some of you would find black nail polish a bore, let alone a black that is matte. Even though I like it as it is (I have a dark soul, remember?), I couldn't resist spicing it up. So, I borrowed the idea from KOH themselves. They had a box set of three KOH products and on the packaging, there was a nail picture with a French manicure. The box was called KOH Complex (image right, taken when I visited the KOH store a couple of months ago) and it contained KOH Black Matt, KOH China and KOH Top Coat Bamboo.

So, this is what I've done. I haven't got the gold of KOH China but I do have KOH Bronzation which I bought recently. I free-handed the thick line. It's not quite the classic French manicure style as the line is straight.




It adds more bling this way, no? Anyway, in case anyone's wondering, KOH Bronzation will be featured on its own later.

Posts of interest:
KOH Flamingo (the other matte)
KOH Experience Shop: A Revisit

23 comments:

Toesthattwinkle! said...

I think the black looks awesome!

London's-beauty said...

It looks a lil matte in some directions :P

jellynat said...

Oh, black nail polish is never ever a bore. This one especially looks very classy. The rubbery feel fits your superb nails greatly.

Liesewiesje said...

Beautiful! :)

Anonymous said...

Yikes indeed, coz I looooove it!! Awesome mani and photos.

"KTee"xx

raey said...

i have always loved black nail color..sported it right throughout my college days..

Really liked the little bling factor you added to black!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! I've been looking for a matte polish! I heard about Man Glaze though. If you know about that one, can you do a comparison? :D

Anonymous said...

Elegant, dark and classy, that's what it is. It's too gorgeous. Nicole x

Witoxicity said...

@Toesthattwinkle
I'm glad to hear that! :)

@London's-beauty
Well, I suppose it's half matte and half rubber-looking. ;)

@jellynat
Thanks so much, my dear. Black's certainly your thing, so this polish is so right up your alley. :)

@Liesewiesje
Thanks! :)

@KTee
I know, I am so ashamed! But better late than never, eh? It's certainly nice to know that you appreciate this manicure. :)

@raey
I'm glad you like the end result, raey. Oh, I love blacks too! :)

@Michelle
Hi, Michelle! Unfortunately, I have yet to get myself those cool ManGlaze polishes. If anything, I'd say that ManGlaze is a lot more matte than this one from KOH. :)

@Nicole
Thanks so much, Nicole. I'm always encouraged by your words. :)

DalaLuz said...

Its a very special black for sure!

Witoxicity said...

@DalaLuz
I take it that you like it then! :)

Shop N' Chomp said...

Black and gold. I love that combo!

Witoxicity said...

@Shop N' Chomp
I'm glad you find this pleasing. :)

Cynthia Z said...

That combo is oh-so-gorgeous! Awesome pics! Love that black mate polish. I'm looking for a matte nail paint in a dark color

♥xx♥

Witoxicity said...

@Cynthia
Thanks, Cynthia! I hope you can find one similar, or at least a matte top coat that would do the trick on any polish. :)

Adorable On Your Vanity said...

gorgeous as always! Loved how you paired the back with gold - very early 90's!

Madiha said...

Hey i tagged you for a blog award :) http://obsessiveness4makeup.blogspot.com/2011/01/finally-blog-award-and-two-together.html

Blovet Beauty said...

That matte black is sexy ! Super duper
elegant too

Witoxicity said...

@Adorable On Your Vanity
Thank you so much! :)

@Madiha
That's very thoughtful of you, Madiha. Thank you. :)

@Blovet Beauty
I'm pleased you like this. :)

DinaXYYan said...

I love the combo of black and gold! Look really elegant :)

Witoxicity said...

@Dina
Yay, I'm so pleased you like it. Thanks, Dina! :D

Natalie Nguyen said...

I think that is the most gorgeous black nail polish I have ever seen. It's not completely matte which is lovely~ I'm all too used to seeing really shiny black nail polish which doesn't look too great to me. This KOH black polish however, looks divine.

Witoxicity said...

@Natalie
Oh, I'm intrigued that this black polish has caught your eye! You're not obsessed about nail polishes (like I am), so this must really say something! I'm super-pleased you like this, my dear! Heh heh! :D